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About us

Under the direction of Professor Dr.-Ing. Walter Rohmert (1963 – 1995) and Professor Dr.-Ing. Kurt Landau (1995 – 2005) emerges one of the leading institutes for ergonomics in Germany. The institute (IAD) as part of the department of mechanical engineering of Darmstadt University of Technology enjoys a worldwide established reputation. One of its main characteristics is their broad subject orientation.

Thank to this diversity and our experience for more than 50 years, the institute could always react appropriate to new problems, and influence entrepreneurial and social development through relevant research topics. The claim of IAD to be a “universal institute” will continue with Professor Dr.-Ing. Ralph Bruder as head of the institute since January 1, 2006.

The multidisciplinary and international character of the institute warrants for the quality of research. Member of IAD qualify with their degrees in engineering, occupational medicine, psychology, economics, and ergonomics.